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Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

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GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Lottie

Airbnb wants to make it easier for developers to add animation to their native applications. The company is open-sourcing Lottie, a mobile library designed to render animations in real time. Lottie is available for iOS, Android and React Native. “In the past, building complex animations for Android, iOS, and React Native apps was a difficult … continue reading

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Sauce Lab’s 2017 testing report, LogicHub’s approach to threat detection, and Google open-sources Chrome on iOS—SD Times news digest: Feb. 1, 2017

Developers and testing professionals want to speed up deployment times, but bugs are holding them back, according to a new report. Sauce Labs has released “Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals,” which examined trends in web and mobile apps. The report revealed that 28% of respondents want to deploy hourly, but no … continue reading

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Meteor’s 2017 focus, React Navigation, and Ship 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2017

The open-source web, mobile and desktop platform is gearing up for the new year. According to Meteor, the team made significant improvements to project rebuild times, transitioned to Node 4, and kept backward compatibility last year. The team plans to follow up on a strong 2016 by focusing on the most requested features from production … continue reading

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Cyanogen to be discontinued, Apple’s AI research, Samsung Internet for Gear VR, Mozilla Firefox–SD Times news digest: December 27, 2016

The Android ROM company Cyanogen quietly announced it will be shutting down its services and Cyanogen-support nightly builds over the holiday break. The official end of life for Cyanogen will happen at the end of the year. According to the company, for those who still want to build CyanogenMod, the open-source project and code will … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Kickstarter Android and iOS

The popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter has announced it is bringing its Android and iOS apps to open source. According to the Kickstarter engineering team, while building and maintaining features for their apps they have adopted functional programming techniques and written well-tested code. They decided to open-source the apps to share their experience and benefits with … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: OSS-Fuzz

Google wants to help ensure open-source projects are stable, secure and reliable. According to the company, open-source software is the backbone of many solutions available on the Internet today, and any problems with it could be catastrophic. The company announced the release of OSS-Fuzz, a continuous fuzzing solution for open-source software. OSS-Fuzz is a program … continue reading

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Linux Foundation provides insights into the open cloud

Cloud computing is becoming more important in today’s digital world. A recent report revealed that more than 40% of enterprise workloads are running in the cloud, and the number is only expected to increase. The Linux Foundation wants to make sure businesses stay on top of the latest open-source cloud technologies and trends with the … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Minoca OS

There is a new general-purpose operating system looking to win over developers’ hearts. Minoca OS is built for connected devices that just went open source. “We’re excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help,” wrote Evan Green, CEO and cofounder of Minoca OS, in a … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yeoman

Google recently released its open-source report card, and one particular project caught our eye, so we’ve decided to feature it as our GitHub project of the week. In today’s online software world, the demands are always changing, making it difficult for software developers to keep up. Yeoman is a set of tools designed to help … continue reading

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